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Western Sand Cherry vs Flowering Raspberry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Rubus odoratus

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Western Sand Cherry
Flowering Raspberry

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

The Flowering Raspberry is an ornamental shrubby plant that blooms with fragrant light purple flowers throughout the summer and has a large, decorative foliage of bright green leaves. The flowers resemble that of a wildrose, and the foliage turns a bright yellow in the fall. This cultivar produces small red raspberries, similar to that of a thimbleberry, but the fruit is mostly tasteless.

The Flowering Raspberry, also known as Virginia Raspberry or Purple-Flowered Raspberry, makes a great hedge plant and is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

FLOWERING RASPBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: red to purple, seedy
Firmness: firm
Flavor: tasteless
Flowers: white
Flowers: purple
Bark: thornless orange
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: high





Other Names: purple-flowered raspberry, virginia raspberry